Monday, April 21, 2014

On Display in the Library

On display in the Walker Library atrium is a student art installation from Erin Anfinson's two Drawing 2 classes. "Thou Doth Print Too Much"  will be on display through May 2nd.

Watch a video about the project here

In Fall of 2013, Walker Library visitors used over 4.5 million sheets of paper. For the students it was hard to conceptualize how much paper that even is. So one student figured out that the amount of paper printed was equivalent to the collective works of Shakespeare printed 3600 times! Thus the reference to Hamlet.    

100% of this installation was made out of reused paper from the library recycling bins. All materials will be recycled at the end of the exhibition. We hope the project will provide a moment of reflection for the students, faculty and administration. Think before you print!

Jayson Alexander
William Brown
Colin Copeland
Amber Dole
Tobias Ferrell
Blake-Lyn Giles
David Higdon
Jordan Kennedy
Kiki Kixmiller
Leslie Luanglath
Jared Moore
Mallory Saladino
Kristina Scott
Jimmy Smith
Annabelle Smoot
Kristina Soles
Dean Willis
Genetha Alexander
Tyler Allen
Anna Benjamin
Kira Curtis
Yessenia Hinojos
Alex Howard
Kierra Johnson
Doniqua Joyner
Jessica Mason
Levon Mkrtchyan
Hunter Mollenkopg
Andrew Myers
Aiken Pierce
Shelby Rehberger
Seth Tipps
Heather Tucker

Associate Professor Erin An finson

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Erhu performance in the Library atrium!

The School of Music, the Walker Library and the Confucius Institute have partnered to host Ms. Xiaojun Huo, in a Chinese Music Event of an Erhu performance in the Walker Library Atrium, Tuesday, April 22nd, at 2pm. Please join us! 

The performer, Ms. Xiaojun Huo, is a well known musician and has appeared on stages all over the world. She will be playing the Erhu. The erhu is a two-stringed bowed musical instrument, more specifically a spike fiddle, which may also be called a "southern fiddle", and sometimes known in the Western world as the "Chinese violin" or a "Chinese two-stringed fiddle". It is used as a solo instrument as well as in small ensembles and large orchestras. It is the most popular of the huqin family of traditional bowed string instruments used by various ethnic groups of China. 

A very versatile instrument, the erhu is used in both traditional and contemporary music arrangements, such as in pop, rock, jazz, etc. The erhu can be traced back to instruments introduced into China more than a thousand years ago. It is believed to have evolved from the xiqin. The xiqin is believed to have originated from the Xi people of Central Asia, and have come to China in the 10th century.

You can see one of her performance here: 

This event is free and open to the public. Please Call 615-898-5376 if you have questions or need more information.